Black Lightning: 3 best moments from The Resurrection and the Light: The Book of Pain


In the penultimate episode of the season, here are the three best moments from Black Lightning’s episode, “The Resurrection and the Light: The Book of Pain.”

The latest episode of Black Lightning set up the final showdown of the season and prepared us for next week’s season finale. With the ASA growing more impatient and Tobias Whale returning to Freeland, the episode included several ups and downs, which ultimately culminated in a big school fight.

So, here are the three best moments from “The Resurrection and the Light: The Book of Pain”:

An electric encounter between Lynn and Jefferson

Obviously, Lynn and Jefferson are the OTP of DC Comics TV shows on The CW. Quite possibly, they’re in the upper echelon of all TV couples, just because their communication is on another level.

But in tonight’s episode, their communication sparked a physical connection between them that literally involved Jefferson sending small shocks through Lynn’s body. I mean, as far as foreplay is concerned, that’s certainly one way to get it done.

Khalil walks again

Although this brought serious repercussions to Black Lightning and the Pierce household, Khalil made a very dramatic return. And because he was walking and served new looks, he deserved as much screentime as Black Lightning gave him in the episode.

Plus, Khalil appears to be a very conflicted character trapped between a rock and a hard place. He’s sympathetic because we’ve been with him from the beginning, just like Black Lightning. We saw how Tobias took advantage of him and manipulated him into believing that walking again would be the answer he was looking for.

Unfortunately, Khalil fell in with the wrong group. However, there’s still hope he will find a way back to the right path eventually.

Anissa saves the day

Not only is it unusual to see two women get decent action sequences in either television or movies, but we especially don’t ever get well-coordinated ones that aren’t littered with editing cuts.

However, Black Lightning did it, and it did it well. More importantly, each fighter was smart enough to recognize the other’s weaknesses. While we could’ve easily watched Thunder overpower her opponent, at least someone else noticed that her power relies on her breathing techniques.

To easily disrupt that, the logical thing would be to either knock the wind out of her or hit her in the throat.

Bonus: the possible Kobra hint. 

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Black Lightning airs its season finale next week, and you won’t want to miss it. Black Lightning airs every Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET on The CW. Don’t forget to check back for our weekly recap and review right here on Culturess.